A Taste of Austin

Last week Bill and I enjoyed an evening out with friends at A Taste of Austin. We sampled food from over 50 mostly-locally-owned restaurants and businesses.  Proceeds from the evening benefited the Greater Austin Restaurant Scholarship Fund, Westwood High School DECA Marketing Club and area culinary programs.


Food was served on little plates or in bowls. Some repeat-attendees brought trays to carry their samples. One tray-carrier kindly let me photograph her food:


Our Best Prepared Tray Carrier Award went to Big Wayne, who proudly showed us his Debbie Meyer Buffet Genius. According to their web site, the Buffet Genius “literally holds everything…at least when you’re at a buffet, party, indoor or outdoor gathering.” We gotta get us some of those for next year.

We were pretty fixated on the trays, but I should mention the food was very good. We all agreed that our favorite was the shrimp and grits from Mansion at Judges Hill :

Caribbean Cart Catering had a nice display and good food to match.

The ahi tuna drizzled with a mustard sauce from Flemings was tasty too. 

We ended a fun-filled and food-filled evening with sugar cookies from Kellie’s. Yummy!

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